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Troy (4-3) and No. 24 Coastal Carolina (6-1) face off in a Sun Belt Conference matchup on Thursday night. The Trojans have been up and down this season but are currently trending in the right direction, entering this matchup on a two-game winning streak. Coastal Carolina is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight games in October, but it is coming off a 30-27 upset loss to Appalachian State in Week 8.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Chanticleers at -17 in the latest Troy vs. Coastal Carolina odds. With rain and heavier wind in the forecast, the total has dropped from 54 to 50. Before finalizing any Coastal Carolina vs. Troy picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on a 26-11 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Troy vs. Coastal Carolina and locked in its coveted picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Coastal Carolina vs. Troy:

  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Coastal Carolina -17
  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina over-under: 50 points 
  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Troy +600, Coastal Carolina -900 
  • CCU: The Chanticleers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as home favorites  
  • TROY: The under is 5-1 in the Trojans' last six games overall
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Why Coastal Carolina can cover

The Chanticleers are one of the best running teams in the conference, averaging 233.7 yards per game. Junior Reese White is the leading rusher in the Chanticleers backfield. White has 68 carries for 488 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns. The Georgia native averages 69.7 rushing yards per game.

Senior Shermari Jones is another great running back for Coastal Carolina. Jones has 55 carries for 429 yards with six scores. He is averaging a team-high 7.8 yards per carry and 85.8 rushing yards per game. Jones has three games with over 100 rushing yards. The Florida native had his best game of the season against Buffalo. He rushed for 145 yards on 16 carries with a score.

Why Troy can cover

Troy averages 241.7 passing yards per game and freshman receiver Tez Johnson is the leading pass catcher. Johnson has caught 45 passes for 418 yards and two touchdowns. The Alabama native has caught at least six passes in five games this year. Against Southern Mississippi, he caught a season-high 10 passes for 106 yards. Johnson averages a team-high 59.7 receiving yards per game.

Senior receiver Reggie Todd is second on the team with 23 catches for 291 yards and one score. He is also second on the team with 41.6 receiving yards per game. Todd had his best game of the season when sophomore Gunnar Watson was at quarterback. Against Georgia Southern, Todd reeled in four passes for 71 yards and a score. Watson went 24 of 36 for 270 yards and two passing touchdowns. 

How to make Troy vs. Coastal Carolina picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 51 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's Coastal Carolina vs. Troy picks at SportsLine

So who wins Troy vs. Coastal Carolina? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.